ENISA (the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity) has reason to believe that ransomware gangs will begin targeting transportation operational technology (OT) systems in the foreseeable future. This finding is further explored in the agency’s 50-page report entitled ENISA Threat Landscape: Transport Sector.
The transportation sector, which comprises the aviation, maritime, railway, and road industries, is a subgroup under the industrial sector, according to the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS). It doesn’t only deal with the movement of people but also of products. An OT system ensures transport services are safe, reliable, and available.